Disastrous day for Team HRC MXGP

2017-09-10 12:57
Tim Gajser #243 and Evgeny Bobryshev #777 of team HRC MXGP had a disastrous day today in Assen aboard their CRF450RW’s at the MXGP of the Netherlands.

Gajser’s day initially started off well when he got the fastest time in warm up and then initially ran third in the first race. He looked set to take third overall when towards the end of the race he made a mistake in a wave section of the track, going over the bars and causing his bike to land on him. Much to his disappointment, after examination by the MXGP medical team and the HRC physio, it was decided that he was not to line up for the second race.

Bobryshev also had a bad day at the office. A solid start in the first race was wasted in the second lap when he fell and was immediately outside the top ten. He managed to fight back through the slippery sand despite crashing again, to take seventh. When it came to the second race, it started badly early on with a crash and then a series of crashes followed meaning Bobryshev was only able to salvage 14th place.

Next week the MXGP series heads to Pays de Montbéliard for the final round of the 2017 championship.

Tim Gajser 243
Today has been a really bad day. This weekend and today started off well for me and then it just all went downhill from there. I had a good time in warm up and I was running really well at the start of the first race. Then, I made a mistake and the bike landed on me. I got checked out by the medical staff and after that, they and the team decided that I should not ride the second race. It is a reflection of how this season has gone for me and I am really disappointed that I was unable to race but that is how it goes.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777
I wasn’t consistent today, I had a good start in the first race and I fell in the second lap so I went from being in fifth place to out of the top 10. During the rest of the race I managed to fight back to seventh place. I had good speed I was just making too many mistakes
The track was so difficult and then in the second race I ended up going upside down as Glenn Coldenhoff touch my bars which took both of us out and the next thing you knew I was laying in the sand. There was a big gap as the pack had pulled away, I was dead last and ended up coming back to 14th. It has been a disaster here for me today.

Roger Harvey
HRC General Manager - MXGP
To sum up the day here at Assen, it is safe to say it has been a total disaster. It started off well as Tim was fastest this morning in warm up, and had a good start in race one. This enabled him to run at the front for a while until he was hunted down dropping to third. He was riding well, and was very comfortable and relaxed. This all changed when he sat a little too far forward over a wave section, clipping the back wheel and dropping the front wheel into wet heavy sand causing the bike to flip straight onto him. Although we hope there are no injuries, he has suffered trauma to the abdomen, so after investigation from both the medical team and by our own physio, it was decided that unfortunately he would not race the second race.
Bobby had a good start off the gate in race one but a crash early on dropped him back. This was the story of the second race for Bobby too. In the second corner off the start, he went down with Glenn Coldenhoff and although he got going, he went down again a few more times in the deep ruts in his efforts to come back through the pack. It was just a series of crashes for Bobby which is how he ended up with his overall result of 14th position.

Source: Honda Racing Corporation

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